This song is dedicated to the memory of Katherine Korzilius.
Sometimes God calls His angels ... too soon.


It was another day
Perfect Texas afternoon
Mother and two children play
The way they always do
As they raced home from the mailbox
A mother and her son
Against a little girl of six years old
The independent one

The deputies went door to door
Through all the neighbourhood
They said I got some news to tell you folks
I’m afraid it aint so good
Somehow something happened
Someone got away
Someone got the answers for what happened here today

Oh no, oh no
Oh no no no no

Tell me it was just a dream - August 7, 4:15
God closed His eyes and the world got mean
August 7, 4:15

Now the people from the papers and the local TV news
Tried to find the reason
Cop dogs sniffed around for clues
Someone shouted "Hit and run"
The coroner cried "Foul"
Her blue dress was what she wore
The day they laid her body down

Oh no, oh no
Oh no no no no

Tell me it was just a dream - August 7, 4:15
God closed His eyes and the world got mean
August 7, 4:15

I know tonight that there’s an angel
Up on Heaven’s highest hill
And no one there can hurt you baby
No one ever will
Somewhere someone’s conscience
Is like a burning bed
The flames are all around you
How you gonna sleep again

Oh no, oh no
Oh no no no no

Tell me it was just a dream - August 7, 4:15
God closed His eyes and the world got mean
August 7, 4:15

Tell me it was just a dream - August 7, 4:15
God closed His eyes and the world got mean
August 7, 4:15


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August 7, 4:15 song meanings
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    General CommentWasn't Katherine Korzilius his producers daughter who was killed and this is his dedication?
    linz_eon August 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYeah
    Kinanikon April 01, 2003   Link
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    General CommentKatherine was killed and they never got the bastards that did it. Jon wrote this to vent his own anger, as well as to tell the killers exactly what was thought of them.

    Katherine was the daughter of the Bon Jovi road manager.
    torrance21on October 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song... is so incredibly sad... I mean... it makes me cry... I dont see how more people dont pay attention to it.
    aniston30062on October 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe korzilius's are very close family friends and i remember katherine as a child, i havent been able to listen to the song in years, its definatly a very very upsetting song
    juntmanon August 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe korzilius's are very close family friends and i remember katherine as a child, i havent been able to listen to the song in years, its definatly a very very upsetting song
    juntmanon August 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI first heard about this song while watching UNSOLVED MYSTERIES. The story is so heart breaking and so is the song.

    From what I remember from the show they said that Jon was close to the family and was sadden by the news. So to let the world (killer included) know how he felt he wrote this song.
    angel_staron January 01, 2008   Link

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